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2014 offered The life-changing magic of tidying 2016 surrounded us with hygge In 2017, we’ll discover our ikigai Ikigai – the Japanese secret to a long and happy life from the world’s longest living people.

Discover the Japanese secret to a long and happy life with the internationally bestselling guide to ikigai - 'a refreshingly simple recipe for happiness' (Stylist Magazine)

The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life.

Inspiring and comforting, this book will give you the life-changing tools to uncover your personal ikigai. It will show you how to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into your passions.

Bring meaning and joy to your every day with ikigai.

'Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Science-based studies weave beautifully into honest, straight-talking conversation you won’t be able to put down. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.' Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Happiness Equation

Reviews

Ikigai gently unlocks simple secrets we can all use to live long, meaningful, happy lives. Science-based studies weave beautifully into honest, straight-talking conversation you won’t be able to put down. Warm, patient, and kind, this book pulls you gently along your own journey rather than pushing you from behind.

Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation

You've tried hygge and lagom - but it turns out ikigai is the key to happiness.

Independent

Ikigai is what allows you to look forward to the future... It might just help you live a more fulfilling life.

BBC

A refreshingly simple recipe for happiness... According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. It means your purpose – the reason you get up in the morning. The thing that fires you up and keeps you busy. Your raison d'être.

Stylist

[The] Japanese art of ikigai: think feng shui (remember that?) with Venn diagrams... Its basic message is about “authentic living”. Practitioners must fill in overlapping circles that cover motivation, fulfilment, what they earn and what improves their life. The answer at the centre will be the key to a happy and long life.

Guardian

The most eye catching autumn lifestyle trend is the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which translates as “reason to live”… An attractive and absorbing book.

Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.

New York Post

Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them

Marie 'KonMari' Kondo

Persuasively shows that small changes can help readers find more joy and purpose in their lives [with] clear, succinct information . . . skillfully compiled . . . into an engaging, easily accessible format with lists, charts, and illustrations.

Publishers Weekly

A fascinating read and a practical guide to seeking a long, healthy and happy life

Liz Earle Wellbeing Magazine

The latest trend to take wellbeing bloggers by storm... A welcome reminder that we should all be making happiness a priority, for ourselves and our communities.

Huffington Post

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781786330895

    September 18, 2017

    Hutchinson

    208 pages

    RRP $30.00

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